Work History

Work History


Global Village Engineers

Started a global program through which experienced engineers could volunteer to help small communities understand and influence public infrastructure projects.

  • Established partnerships with non-profit and microfinance organizations including: Oxfam America, the SHARE Foundation, Doctors of the World, Voices on the Border, Cenzontle, and Environmental Defense.
  • Recruited volunteers from universities and consulting firms to work on nearly 2 dozen projects in Central and South America.
  • Invited to attend World Economic Forum’s 100 Global Leaders of Tomorrow summit in Geneva, Switzerland (2002).
Sep 2004 - Sep 2008

Project Manager


Senior associate for a leading Autodesk partner: a $30 million consulting firm that implements CAD, BIM, and GIS software solutions for the architecture, engineering, and construction industry.

  • Developed and taught classes about Autodesk Land Desktop and AutoCAD Civil 3D.
  • Created documentation, including lecture notes, slides, and exercises.
  • Created classes for various state engineering associations, Autodesk University, and the Construction Management Institute at the University of California at Irvine.
  • Worked with account executives to develop scopes of work for software implementation proposals.
  • Delivered consulting services on a variety of Civil 3D implementations.
  • Autodesk-certified Civil 3D expert.
  • Took on technical marketing responsibilities in 2006.
  • Wrote copy to promote upcoming corporate events (weekly webinars, quarterly meetings, and appearances at other industry conferences).
  • Contributed articles for monthly corporate newsletter, The Microdesk Minute.
  • Wrote copy for relaunch of corporate website in 2007.
  • Authored whitepapers and case studies showcasing Microdesk’s work with its clients.
  • Reviewed storyboards, talking points, and slides prepared by technical specialists for software launch events, training classes, conferences, and client meetings.
  • Led an internal training program for the sales team to practice presentation skills, from preparation and delivery.
  • Promoted to corporate leadership team in 2007.In less than one year, led efforts to: develop and execute a technical marketing strategy, corporate on-boarding program for all new sales and technical staff, and established the first phase of internal education program for the sales team.Reported directly to company president.
Aug 1998 - Jul 2001

Project Civil Engineer

Engineer for a leading regional firm specializing in environmental assessment and remediation, commercial site development, and transportation engineering.

  • Developed site plans and permit applications for developing an 18-hole, championship golf course, clubhouse, hotel, and condominiums on a 600-acre site in Bloomfield, CT. Presented engineering plans and reports to the public, local officials and Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Developed conceptual design, reports, and permits for recycled wastewater facility at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA.
  • Created preliminary site study packages, including floodplain studies, zoning and permitting analyses, used by Lowe’s Home Improvement centers to select new store locations throughout Massachusetts.
  • Developed stormwater management calculations, reports, and plans for a variety of commercial developments throughout New England.
Sep 1997 - Aug 1998

Project Engineer

David E. Ross Associates, Inc.

Designer for a local firm specializing in residential and municipal site development projects in central Massachusetts.

  • Designed septic systems for single-family residences throughout central Massachusetts.Working knowledge of DEP regulations (Title V) that govern septic system design.
  • Performed septic system inspections, soil evaluations and percolation tests.
  • Designed residential subdivisions: prepared site plans, lot layouts, grading plans, stormwater management reports and designs, and utility plans.
  • Prepared permit applications for conservations commissions, planning and zoning boards, and health departments.
  • Presented projects to residents, business owners, and local officials at public hearings.
Sep 1993 - Sep 1997

Staff Engineer

Hayden Wegman Consulting Engineers

Designer and specification writer for regional firm specializing in public works projects in northeastern US.

  • Tracked daily operations at landfill gas-to-energy plant at 100-acre landfill in Rhode Island. Developed monthly reports summarizing electricity production and estimated tax credits for project owners.
  • Developed construction specifications for annual water system rehabilitation projects and sanitary sewer system inspections for Arlington, Massachusetts public works department.
  • Served as inspector on new sanitary sewer construction project for Winthrop, Massachusetts public works department.
  • Prepared quantity take-off and construction estimate for rehabilitating part of a state highway in Amesbury, Massachusetts.




Most of the time, public infrastructure goes unnoticed because we don't notice it when it's in good working order.  Roads and bridges get us where we need to go, and the underground systems that bring water to our homes and then take it away when we flush it down the drain are all in good working order. But on the rare occasion when we do hear about infrastructure, though, it's bad news. Bridges collapse. Water mains break. Manholes explode. As for me, I'm pretty excited when you give me the chance to talk about infrastructure, whether or not it's front-page news. In my 15-year career, I've designed roads and pipe systems. I've inspected the construction of new neighborhoods. I've created models to compare and contrast designs.  I've helped many engineers and construction experts learn how to make the jump from drafting boards to CAD workstations. I've been told I'm pretty good at breaking down complex, technical concepts into something that's easy and fun to follow. I've written articles and given presentations to small groups and big crowds.  For a little while I was able to do this in English and Spanish (but I'll be the first to admit my Spanish was rough.)

Talking about infrastructure might sound boring, but it can be fun.  (If you like the TV show Dirty Jobs, you know what I mean. ) I've had lots of fun assignments over the years.  I've spent most of that time working in the architecture and engineering industry, and now I'm looking to apply my experience and skills to different industries and technologies, including mechanical engineering and design, mathematical modeling, networking technology, or web programming and design.

Speaking Engagements

  • Faculty, Autodesk University 2007 (Session: Land Surveying and Civil Engineering Workflows using AutoCAD Civil 3D)
  • Guest Speaker, Autodesk OneTeam World Conference and Americas Sales Camp, 2007
  • Guest Lecturer, Executive Education Program for Construction Managers, Paul Merage School of Business, University of California at Irvine, 2007
  • Speaker, New Jersey Society of Professional Land Surveyors Annual Conference, 2006-2007
  • Speaker, Certified Engineers and Land Surveyors of California Annual Conference, 2006.
  • Guest Lecturer, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, 2001
  • Guest Lecturer, Smith College, Picker Engineering Program, 2002 – 2004


Feb 1998 - Present

Registered Professional Civil Engineer

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Jun 2008 - Present

AutoCAD Civil 3D Certified Professional and Implementation Expert

Autodesk, Inc